On the cellular structure of carbon detonations

Francis Timmes, M. Zingale, K. Olson, B. Fryxell, P. Ricker, A. C. Calder, L. J. Dursi, H. Tufo, P. MacNeice, J. W. Truran, R. Rosner

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Abstract

We present the results of a numerical study on two-dimensional carbon detonations. For an upstream density of 107 g cm-3 the length-to-width ratio of the detonation cells is about 1.6 and is not strongly dependent on the spatial resolution of the simulation. However, the curvature of the weak incident shocks, strength of the triple points and transverse waves, and sizes of the underreacted and overreacted regions all depend strongly on the spatial resolution of the calculation. These resolution studies help define the minimum resolution required by multidimensional Type Ia supernovae models where the cellular structure of a detonation front is a key feature of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)938-954
Number of pages17
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume543
Issue number2 PART 1
StatePublished - Nov 10 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Hydrodynamics
  • Instabilities
  • Nuclear reactions, nucleosynthesis, abundances
  • Shock waves
  • Supernovae: general

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  • Space and Planetary Science

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Timmes, F., Zingale, M., Olson, K., Fryxell, B., Ricker, P., Calder, A. C., ... Rosner, R. (2000). On the cellular structure of carbon detonations. Astrophysical Journal, 543(2 PART 1), 938-954.

On the cellular structure of carbon detonations. / Timmes, Francis; Zingale, M.; Olson, K.; Fryxell, B.; Ricker, P.; Calder, A. C.; Dursi, L. J.; Tufo, H.; MacNeice, P.; Truran, J. W.; Rosner, R.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 543, No. 2 PART 1, 10.11.2000, p. 938-954.

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Timmes, F, Zingale, M, Olson, K, Fryxell, B, Ricker, P, Calder, AC, Dursi, LJ, Tufo, H, MacNeice, P, Truran, JW & Rosner, R 2000, 'On the cellular structure of carbon detonations', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 543, no. 2 PART 1, pp. 938-954.
Timmes F, Zingale M, Olson K, Fryxell B, Ricker P, Calder AC et al. On the cellular structure of carbon detonations. Astrophysical Journal. 2000 Nov 10;543(2 PART 1):938-954.
Timmes, Francis ; Zingale, M. ; Olson, K. ; Fryxell, B. ; Ricker, P. ; Calder, A. C. ; Dursi, L. J. ; Tufo, H. ; MacNeice, P. ; Truran, J. W. ; Rosner, R. / On the cellular structure of carbon detonations. In: Astrophysical Journal. 2000 ; Vol. 543, No. 2 PART 1. pp. 938-954.
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